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Loading fertilizer into a cob barn

Loading fertilizer into a cob barn High Bickington, April 1976 More like this

Baptist Chapel with life size portrait...

Baptist Chapel with life size portrait... Baptist Chapel,..., 6 June 1977 More like this

Dr Paul Bangay talking to an elderly couple...

Dr Paul Bangay talking to an elderly couple... Torrington, June 1981 More like this

Alf Pugsley moving a shed in case of...

Alf Pugsley moving a shed in case of... Lower Langham,..., February 1978 More like this

Victory parade with town band to celebrate...

Victory parade with town band to celebrate... Hatherleigh, 15 May 1976 More like this

Iddesleigh in the drought

Iddesleigh in the drought from Parsonage Farm, Iddesleigh, September 1976 More like this

Archie Parkhouse and Frank Pickard

Archie Parkhouse and Frank Pickard Millhams, Dolton, June 1975 More like this

Transferring milk churns to a stand in the...

Transferring milk churns to a stand in the... Sheepwash, April 1978 More like this

Looking south-west from Five Barrows under...

Looking south-west from Five Barrows under... Exmoor, January 1986 More like this

Taking cows back to pasture after...

Taking cows back to pasture after... South Worden,..., August 1979 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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